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The David W. Niven Collection of Early Jazz Legends, 1921-1991

David W. Niven

650 tapes · 1,000 hours · 1,378 WAV files · 637 GB · 691 JPEG scans of cassette liner cards & literature. Meticulously Collected, Compiled, and Narrated by David W. Niven, 1930-1993. Generously Donated by David W. Niven to the Foxborough High School Jazz Program, Stephen C. Massey, Director, 2010. Archived to CD-Quality Digital Audio by Kevin J. Powers, 2010-2011.

An Early Jazz Recording Collection by David W. Niven



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From the David W. Niven Collection of Jazz History, a cassette recording from the Jazz artist Johnny Hodges, from the era of 1959-1960. Tape 27. Recorded with a TEAC AD-500 cassette deck, a desktop computer with a modern SoundBlaster sound card, and the audio recording program GoldWave. Each cassette was recorded to a single WAV-format file at 44100 kHz, 16-bit quality, to match the quality of CD-audio. Each resulting WAV file was split at the division between Side A and Side B of the cassette,...
From the David W. Niven Collection of Jazz History, a cassette recording from the Jazz artist Duke Ellington, from the era of 1962-1963. Tape 87. Recorded with a TEAC AD-500 cassette deck, a desktop computer with a modern SoundBlaster sound card, and the audio recording program GoldWave. Each cassette was recorded to a single WAV-format file at 44100 kHz, 16-bit quality, to match the quality of CD-audio. Each resulting WAV file was split at the division between Side A and Side B of the...
From the David W. Niven Collection of Jazz History, a cassette recording from the Jazz artist Johnny Hodges, from the era of 1947-1950. Tape 16. Recorded with a TEAC AD-500 cassette deck, a desktop computer with a modern SoundBlaster sound card, and the audio recording program GoldWave. Each cassette was recorded to a single WAV-format file at 44100 kHz, 16-bit quality, to match the quality of CD-audio. Each resulting WAV file was split at the division between Side A and Side B of the cassette,...
From the David W. Niven Collection of Jazz History, a cassette recording from the Jazz artist Jimmy Harrison 1927, from the era of 1940. 1930 & Keg Johnson 1933. Recorded with a TEAC AD-500 cassette deck, a desktop computer with a modern SoundBlaster sound card, and the audio recording program GoldWave. Each cassette was recorded to a single WAV-format file at 44100 kHz, 16-bit quality, to match the quality of CD-audio. Each resulting WAV file was split at the division between Side A and...
From the David W. Niven Collection of Jazz History, a cassette recording from the Jazz artist Roy Eldridge, from the era of 1956-1957. Tape 4. Recorded with a TEAC AD-500 cassette deck, a desktop computer with a modern SoundBlaster sound card, and the audio recording program GoldWave. Each cassette was recorded to a single WAV-format file at 44100 kHz, 16-bit quality, to match the quality of CD-audio. Each resulting WAV file was split at the division between Side A and Side B of the cassette,...
From the David W. Niven Collection of Jazz History, a cassette recording from the Jazz artist Johnny Hodges, from the era of 1965-1966. Tape 33. Recorded with a TEAC AD-500 cassette deck, a desktop computer with a modern SoundBlaster sound card, and the audio recording program GoldWave. Each cassette was recorded to a single WAV-format file at 44100 kHz, 16-bit quality, to match the quality of CD-audio. Each resulting WAV file was split at the division between Side A and Side B of the cassette,...
From the David W. Niven Collection of Jazz History, a cassette recording from the Jazz artist Johnny Dodds, from the era of 1927-1929. Tape 6. Recorded with a TEAC AD-500 cassette deck, a desktop computer with a modern SoundBlaster sound card, and the audio recording program GoldWave. Each cassette was recorded to a single WAV-format file at 44100 kHz, 16-bit quality, to match the quality of CD-audio. Each resulting WAV file was split at the division between Side A and Side B of the cassette,...
From the David W. Niven Collection of Jazz History, a cassette recording from the Jazz artist Duke Ellington, from the era of 1947-1948. Tape 46. Recorded with a TEAC AD-500 cassette deck, a desktop computer with a modern SoundBlaster sound card, and the audio recording program GoldWave. Each cassette was recorded to a single WAV-format file at 44100 kHz, 16-bit quality, to match the quality of CD-audio. Each resulting WAV file was split at the division between Side A and Side B of the...
From the David W. Niven Collection of Jazz History, a cassette recording from the Jazz artist Lawrence Brown, from the era of 1962-1964. Tape 13. Recorded with a TEAC AD-500 cassette deck, a desktop computer with a modern SoundBlaster sound card, and the audio recording program GoldWave. Each cassette was recorded to a single WAV-format file at 44100 kHz, 16-bit quality, to match the quality of CD-audio. Each resulting WAV file was split at the division between Side A and Side B of the...
From the David W. Niven Collection of Jazz History, a cassette recording from the Jazz artist Pete Brown, from the era of 1938-1945. Tape 1. Recorded with a TEAC AD-500 cassette deck, a desktop computer with a modern SoundBlaster sound card, and the audio recording program GoldWave. Each cassette was recorded to a single WAV-format file at 44100 kHz, 16-bit quality, to match the quality of CD-audio. Each resulting WAV file was split at the division between Side A and Side B of the cassette, in...
From the David W. Niven Collection of Jazz History, a cassette recording from the Jazz artist Lawrence Brown, from the era of 1941-1943. Tape 5. Recorded with a TEAC AD-500 cassette deck, a desktop computer with a modern SoundBlaster sound card, and the audio recording program GoldWave. Each cassette was recorded to a single WAV-format file at 44100 kHz, 16-bit quality, to match the quality of CD-audio. Each resulting WAV file was split at the division between Side A and Side B of the cassette,...
From the David W. Niven Collection of Jazz History, a cassette recording from the Jazz artist Johnny Hodges, from the era of 1945. Tape 11. Recorded with a TEAC AD-500 cassette deck, a desktop computer with a modern SoundBlaster sound card, and the audio recording program GoldWave. Each cassette was recorded to a single WAV-format file at 44100 kHz, 16-bit quality, to match the quality of CD-audio. Each resulting WAV file was split at the division between Side A and Side B of the cassette, in...
From the David W. Niven Collection of Jazz History, a cassette recording from the Jazz artist Harry Edison, from the era of 1958-1959. Tape 4. Recorded with a TEAC AD-500 cassette deck, a desktop computer with a modern SoundBlaster sound card, and the audio recording program GoldWave. Each cassette was recorded to a single WAV-format file at 44100 kHz, 16-bit quality, to match the quality of CD-audio. Each resulting WAV file was split at the division between Side A and Side B of the cassette,...
From the David W. Niven Collection of Jazz History, a cassette recording from the Jazz artist Johnny Hodges, from the era of 1946-1947. Tape 14. Recorded with a TEAC AD-500 cassette deck, a desktop computer with a modern SoundBlaster sound card, and the audio recording program GoldWave. Each cassette was recorded to a single WAV-format file at 44100 kHz, 16-bit quality, to match the quality of CD-audio. Each resulting WAV file was split at the division between Side A and Side B of the cassette,...
From the David W. Niven Collection of Jazz History, a cassette recording from the Jazz artist Red Norvo, from the era of 1937-1944. Tape 2. Recorded with a TEAC AD-500 cassette deck, a desktop computer with a modern SoundBlaster sound card, and the audio recording program GoldWave. Each cassette was recorded to a single WAV-format file at 44100 kHz, 16-bit quality, to match the quality of CD-audio. Each resulting WAV file was split at the division between Side A and Side B of the cassette, in...
From the David W. Niven Collection of Jazz History, a cassette recording from the Jazz artist Lawrence Brown, from the era of 1950-1952. Tape 9. Recorded with a TEAC AD-500 cassette deck, a desktop computer with a modern SoundBlaster sound card, and the audio recording program GoldWave. Each cassette was recorded to a single WAV-format file at 44100 kHz, 16-bit quality, to match the quality of CD-audio. Each resulting WAV file was split at the division between Side A and Side B of the cassette,...
From the David W. Niven Collection of Jazz History, a cassette recording from the Jazz artist Lawrence Brown, from the era of 1952-1955. Tape 10. Recorded with a TEAC AD-500 cassette deck, a desktop computer with a modern SoundBlaster sound card, and the audio recording program GoldWave. Each cassette was recorded to a single WAV-format file at 44100 kHz, 16-bit quality, to match the quality of CD-audio. Each resulting WAV file was split at the division between Side A and Side B of the...
From the David W. Niven Collection of Jazz History, a cassette recording from the Jazz artist Lawrence Brown, from the era of 1960-1962. Tape 12. Recorded with a TEAC AD-500 cassette deck, a desktop computer with a modern SoundBlaster sound card, and the audio recording program GoldWave. Each cassette was recorded to a single WAV-format file at 44100 kHz, 16-bit quality, to match the quality of CD-audio. Each resulting WAV file was split at the division between Side A and Side B of the...
From the David W. Niven Collection of Jazz History, a cassette recording from the Jazz artist Johnny Hodges, from the era of 1959. Tape 26. Recorded with a TEAC AD-500 cassette deck, a desktop computer with a modern SoundBlaster sound card, and the audio recording program GoldWave. Each cassette was recorded to a single WAV-format file at 44100 kHz, 16-bit quality, to match the quality of CD-audio. Each resulting WAV file was split at the division between Side A and Side B of the cassette, in...
From the David W. Niven Collection of Jazz History, a cassette recording from the Jazz artist Duke Ellington, from the era of 1948 (MISLABELED). Tape 47. Recorded with a TEAC AD-500 cassette deck, a desktop computer with a modern SoundBlaster sound card, and the audio recording program GoldWave. Each cassette was recorded to a single WAV-format file at 44100 kHz, 16-bit quality, to match the quality of CD-audio. Each resulting WAV file was split at the division between Side A and Side B of the...
From the David W. Niven Collection of Jazz History, a cassette recording from the Jazz artist Lawrence Brown, from the era of 1965-1966. Tape 15. Recorded with a TEAC AD-500 cassette deck, a desktop computer with a modern SoundBlaster sound card, and the audio recording program GoldWave. Each cassette was recorded to a single WAV-format file at 44100 kHz, 16-bit quality, to match the quality of CD-audio. Each resulting WAV file was split at the division between Side A and Side B of the...
From the David W. Niven Collection of Jazz History, a cassette recording from the Jazz artist Harry Edison, from the era of 1940-1955. Tape 2. Recorded with a TEAC AD-500 cassette deck, a desktop computer with a modern SoundBlaster sound card, and the audio recording program GoldWave. Each cassette was recorded to a single WAV-format file at 44100 kHz, 16-bit quality, to match the quality of CD-audio. Each resulting WAV file was split at the division between Side A and Side B of the cassette,...
From the David W. Niven Collection of Jazz History, a cassette recording from the Jazz artist Johnny Hodges, from the era of 1963-1964. Tape 31. Recorded with a TEAC AD-500 cassette deck, a desktop computer with a modern SoundBlaster sound card, and the audio recording program GoldWave. Each cassette was recorded to a single WAV-format file at 44100 kHz, 16-bit quality, to match the quality of CD-audio. Each resulting WAV file was split at the division between Side A and Side B of the cassette,...
From the David W. Niven Collection of Jazz History, a cassette recording from the Jazz artist Lawrence Brown, from the era of 1964-1965. Tape 14. Recorded with a TEAC AD-500 cassette deck, a desktop computer with a modern SoundBlaster sound card, and the audio recording program GoldWave. Each cassette was recorded to a single WAV-format file at 44100 kHz, 16-bit quality, to match the quality of CD-audio. Each resulting WAV file was split at the division between Side A and Side B of the...
From the David W. Niven Collection of Jazz History, a cassette recording from the Jazz artist JC Higginbotham, from the era of 1938-1939. Tape 3. Recorded with a TEAC AD-500 cassette deck, a desktop computer with a modern SoundBlaster sound card, and the audio recording program GoldWave. Each cassette was recorded to a single WAV-format file at 44100 kHz, 16-bit quality, to match the quality of CD-audio. Each resulting WAV file was split at the division between Side A and Side B of the...